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Salt Spring Island Real Estate | Home of the Northwest Islands

Salt Spring Island Real Estate

Waterfront, Acreage & Oceanfront Properties

Salt Spring Island is known for its waterfront real estate.

The Gulf Islands are home to British Columbia’s most distinguished luxury real estate in the world, as well as an abundance of oceanfront acreage. Even a some of Canada’s finest ranch propertiesare amongst the Gulf Islands.

Salt Spring Island is part of the Southern Gulf Islands (Galiano Island, Pender Island & Mayne Island). All of them part of the Capital Regional District along with the municipality of Greater Victoria—each, in their own right, with their own array of estate properties. (i.e., luxury homes, acreage, etc.,).

Ashort list of oceanview homes, farms, acreage & land for sale (and sold) & waterfront properties below:


  • Oceanview Mayne Oceanview Home on 16 Acres
  • Oceanview and acreage and home – a “Custom Built” we “West Coast Style” home.

    Ranches, Farms & Acreage

  • Ranches, Farms & Acreage Yellowpoint Ranch (Sold)

    20 acres in size (most is pasture), and is adjacent to several hundred acres of old growth park reserve. . .ready for horses, offering a barn, riding ring, & fenced pasture.

    Waterfront Estates

  • Lakefront Destination | Salt Spring Island

    Cottage Resort on St Mary Lake… zoned for more cottages.

Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands have evolved into secondary home/discretionary marketplaces, perhaps since 1999. No one “has to” purchase on a Gulf Island; it’s always by choice. ..

…the activity seen in Vancouver and in Victoria, primary residence/city marketplaces, in 2009 and first half of 2010, has now arrived in rural areas. Properties listed between one and four years are now selling…

The difference? The “reluctant buyer” is starting to become active! Why? Perhaps in recognition of significant price reductions coupled with historically low interest rates? Or, might also be fear of inflation and currency instability that is driving buyers back to secondary home/discretionary purchases, in order to preserve capital?

Vargas Island | Majestry of the Pacific Northwest

Vargas Island is Salt Spring real estate’s finest offering. The island lies off the west coast of Vancouver Island, about 20 minutes from Tofino, via small boat. A wilderness island retreat awaits your pleasure on totally unspoiled Vargas Island, located in the pristine Tofino area, near Brabant Channel. This Island paradise offers miles of beaches, old growth forest, your own hiking trails, and the majestry of the Pacific Northwest coast surrounding you. It is easy to speak in superlatives with this 65.48 acre beauty (as it is with any luxury real estate property).

Fly in from Salt Spring Island (one can land a small plane on the hard packed sands of these beaches, or arrive by helicopter (lots of potential helipad spaces), or come by boat (approx. 20 minutes out of Tofino). This area is a kayaker’s paradise or a real estate investor’s dream. With vistas all the way to Japan, and back towards Vancouver Island‘s rugged west coast, and sunny exposures (s/sw/w), this parcel is a very rare beauty, indeed. An incredible holding property for the future…pristine land, such as this, is a very rare commodity.

Salt Spring Island Real Estate | Vargas Island

Vargas Island | Majestry of the Pacific Northwest

Vargas Island | History

Named in 1791, Isla de Feran, by Lieutenant Commander Eliza. Name was changed in 1792 to Isla de Vargas by Commanders Galiano and Valdes, after the noted Spanish governor Vargas, who reconquered the province of New Mexico 1693-1694. Captain Vancouver had the name on his chart as Feran Island in 1798. Also named as Feran Island as late as 1844 on Duflot de Mofra’s map.

The name Vargas Island was made final by Captain Richards in 1861, of the H.M. surveying vessel Hecate.

Vargas Island is truly a one of a kind pristine oceanfront real estate investment opportunity. There are 65 acres on Vargas Island, BC. Sweeping bays, sandy beaches, spectacular view building sites, developed walking trails among old-growth forest. This is an extremely rare real estate investment offering. Develop now or hold for future.